Welcome to the Ancient Studies Department
at UMBC

earn about the lands of the gods of Greece and Rome and the cultures that gave rise to them.  Learn to excavate.  Travel to Greece or Italy.  Study artifacts in the Spiro Artifact Collection.  The Ancient Studies Department is a multi-disciplinary department, offering courses in Greek and Latin language and literature, Greek and Roman history and civilization, and the archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean and the New World. The department is deeply committed to undergraduate education and provides hands-on learning experiences in excavation and museum studies.  Scholarships are available for majors to study and excavate abroad.